Thanks to everyone who sent suggestions and offered assistance in getting the Beagle mama from TN to SC. We have a plan in the works which should get her to Spartanburg in installments over the next couple of weeks. I will drive there to pick her up. I will post if there are any changes to the plan or if I need to pick your brains again.
This has been a learning experience for me. I was trying to explain the challenges to Billy (while dodging the frying pan) and I likened it to government red tape. Restrictions have been put into place by many rescue transporters (paid and volunteer) in order to protect pets. This is good. But as a result of the restrictions, transporting to an actual adopter (and not a rescue organization) is specifically excluded. This is not so good. I don’t know what the system-wide solution is – if there is one – but it would seem like evaluating transport requests on a case by case basis might lead to more shelter pets saved.
Thanks again and hopefully the next time I’ll be posting about the bagel is to say she is home.